November 1906 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 International Radiotelegraph Conference in Berlin selects "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal as the worldwide standard for help

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Nov 6 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Theodore Roosevelt is 1st US President to visit another country (Puerto Rico and Panama)

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Ethel Smyth's "Standrecht" premieres in Leipzig
  • Nov 12 C W Gregory (NSW v Qld) starts day at 48*, is 366* at stumps
  • Nov 13 C W Gregory out for 383 as NSW make 763 v Queensland
  • Nov 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Panama
  • Nov 18 Langdon Mitchell's "New York Idea" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 Anarchist's bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Doctor's Dilemma" premieres in London

  • Nov 21 China prohibits the opium trade
  • Nov 22 Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership
  • Nov 23 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Luchino Visconti, Italian director (The Leopard, Death in Venice), born in Milan (d. 1976)
  • Nov 2 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)
  • Nov 2 Bengt Edlén, Swedish Astrophysicist who specialized in spectroscopy and discovered the source of unidentified emission lines in solar spectrum
  • Nov 4 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, lawyer/diplomat
  • Nov 5 George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary
  • Nov 5 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • Nov 7 Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)
  • Nov 7 Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)
  • Nov 7 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
  • Nov 9 Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer
  • Nov 10 Josef Kramer, German concentration camp Commandant dubbed "The Beast of Belsen", born in Munich, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • Nov 15 Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate
  • Nov 17 Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (eye, Nobel 1967), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
George Wald
  • Nov 18 Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann
  • Nov 18 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 24 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
  • Nov 30 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/husband of English prince George

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • Nov 9 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • Nov 22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies